On This Day In Music History

On this day in 1977, The Eagles were number 1 on the charts with, ‘Hotel California’. In a 2013 documentary about the band Don Henley described the song being “a journey from innocence to experience…that’s all”.

In 1983, Phil Collins had his first UK number one single with his version of ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’. The song was originally a hit for The Supremes in 1966. Collins’ version was the first track on the very first Now That’s What I Call Music CD.

Also in 1983,  Men At Work started a four week run at number in the US singles chart with ‘Down Under’. This was the Australian act group’s second US number 1 and it was also a number 1 hit in the UK.


In 2018, Irish musician and singer-songwriter Dolores O’Riordan from The Cranberries died unexpectedly while she was in London, England, for a recording session. The Cranberries had the 1994 hit singles ‘Linger’, ‘Dreams’ and ‘Zombie’ and the bands 1993 album Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We spent a total of 86 weeks on the UK chart.